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Faith Formation



Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded.  It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.  For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.  Hence, they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (#1285)

When Confirmation is celebrated separately from Baptism, as is the case in the Roman Rite, the Liturgy of Confirmation begins with the renewal of baptismal promises and the profession of faith by the confirmands.  This clearly shows that Confirmation follows Baptism.  When adults are baptized, they immediately receive Confirmation and participate in the Eucharist. (#1298)

Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Since Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist form a unity, it follows that "the faithful are obliged to receive this sacrament at the appropriate time," for without Confirmation and Eucharist, Baptism is certainly valid and efficacious, but Christian initiation remains incomplete. (#1306)

To receive Confirmation one must be in a state of grace.  One should receive the sacrament of Penance in order to be cleansed for the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  More intense prayer should prepare one to receive the strength and graces of the Holy Spirit with docility and readiness to act. (Acts 1:14 and #1310)

Candidates for Confirmation, as for Baptism, fittingly seek the spiritual help of a sponsor.  To emphasize the unity of the two sacraments, it is appropriate that this be one of the baptismal godparents. (#1311)

At St. Elizabeth Seton Parish

For Catholics baptized as infants and who have received appropriate religious education, the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated with members of our neighboring Parish, St. Andrew.

The following conditions apply.

  • Catholics of High School age must receive special preparation to receive this sacrament, now done in the 8th grade. Such preparation includes catechesis concerning the gifts of the spirit and a service retreat held each year.
  • The Sacrament is celebrated every year at the Cathedral.
  • For people over the age of seven who are un-baptized or who have been baptized in another Faith tradition or who have been baptized Catholics who have not received religious education, Confirmation may be received during the Easter Vigil after completing preparation through the RCIA process. (See RCIA for Adults or RCIA for Children


2020 Confirmation (current 8th grade students need to be enrolled now)

Anyone who has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion, needs to be currently registered in 8th grade either at SASEAS School or our Family of Faith Program (FOF) to be confirmed in the fall.  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Andrew Parish ninth graders receive Confirmation together.

Two Confirmation Service Reflections  due June 1st and September 1st  

Confirmation Name & Sponsor Form         

Confirmation St. Peter in Chains ~ TBD


If you have questions or need more information, please contact Elizabeth Riesser Otte, CRE, 882-6515




St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Weekend Masses
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm

Daily Mass

Monday: Mass at Seton, 8:00am

Tuesday: Mass at St. Andrew, 7:30am

Wednesday: Mass at Seton 12:00pm

Thursday: Mass at St. Andrew 12:00pm

Friday: Mass at Seton 8:00am

Saturday: Mass at St. Andrew 7:30am


Saturday 3:30-4:30pm
First Wednesday of the month 7:00pm
(or by appointment)

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